Windows Server 2012 R2 is a server operating system from Microsoft. It was published on May 31st of 2013. It contains many substantial changes over it predecessor, and substantially streamlines the number of available versions, which are down to four: Foundation, Essentials, Standard and Datacenter.

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Access denied while settings FSRM quotas with powershell

I'm trying to set size quotas on the users personal directories in the organization. When using the Gui (fsrm snap-ins), everything works as expected. When trying to use powershell cmdlets to ...
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Activating Issue with Terminal Server in Windows Server 2012 R2 from Action Pack

Installed a Server 2012 R2 Standard license with terminal services role from an Action Pack subscription. There are also 5 RDS CALs for this server available. Unfortunately I can't find any product ...
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Transfer physical Windows Server 2008R2 licence to Hyper-V server [duplicate]

I have a plan to upgrade my 2008R2 Standard Edition to 2012R2 Standard Edition, and then virtualize them with Hyper-V 2012R2. Is it possible to upgrade from Windows Server 2008R2 Standard Edition to ...
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How to migrate and upgrade Windows Server RDS CALs from 2008 to 2012 [duplicate]

I currently have a Server 2008 R2 RDS licensing server in production that I'd like to replace with Server 2012 R2. We don't have Software Assurance. Should we migrate the existing 2008 licenses to ...
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The requested operation requires elevation

We have about 15 PCs on our network. I can make changes to all the PCs except one. I keep getting the message "The requested operation requires elevation". When I try to run a program as an admin, ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 - Email server's external IP address when the Azure VM starts

I have been trying to setup a task in the task scheduler that sends an email to me when the server starts. The email should contain the external IP address of the azure virtual machine. What should ...
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How to programmatically logout idle users on Windows Server 2012 R2?

I've searched a lot but couldn't find a direct solution. Can anyone tell me how to logoff idle users from a remote desktop connection to a Windows Server 2012 server after a period of time? These are ...
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Remote PowerShell, WinRM Failures: WinRM cannot complete the operation

When running Enter-PSSession COMPUTERNAME with Enable-PSWSManCombinedTrace, I see the following relevant messages in the Windows Remote Management Operational log: WSMan operation Get failed, ...
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PowerShell - Server 2012 - Issue with Custom Modules Loading

I'm having a frustrating issue with our deployment script that is currently working on Server 2008 R2 and I can't get to start on Server 2012 due to issues with PS not recognizing our custom modules ...
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Failed updates disappear

I just installed Windows Server 2012 R2 I ran Windows Update and it found 42 updates. But something happend and it failed. Then I ran Windows Update again, and under history I can see that almost ...
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Windows Server Essentials Experience DirSync Not Working After Adding Second Domain Controller

I recently did a domain upgrade for our office to Windows Server 2012 r2. Upon seeing the new Windows Server Essentials Experience and its ability to perform a directory sync with Office 365, I ...
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Syntax Error while adding TrustedHosts

I have a machine that has Windows Server 2012 R2 installed on it. I just installed RSAT on my ThinkPad Tablet which runs Windows 8.1. I'm trying to add my server in the client's trusted host list with ...
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Windows Server 2012 - Accessing RDS via web access from external address

I have a very strange issue. I'm setting up an RDS server in azure for a proof of concept. I've found that if I use the web access using the external URL provided by azure (xxxx.cloudapp.net/RDWeb), ...
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Configuring Windows Server Essentials - Remove Certification Authority

I'm facing a problem while I'm configuring windows server essentials, so I tried to remove certification authority but I have this error it say that I need to uninstall web enrollment role ...
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Windows 8.1/ Server 2012r2 Setting Default Browser vis GPO

I have an RDS 2012r2 server currently has Chrome and IE on it. I am having some issues with chrome and want to get a subset of users using IE instead. I have set two registry keys in GPO as below, ...
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What Firewall Rules for Audit Collection Service in SCOM 2012

What Firewall Ports or Rules do I have to Configure, to enable the Forwarders to Connect to the ACS Collector? When the Firewall on Collector is enabled, no Forwarder can connect to the Collector, ...
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AD Forest/Domain Functionnal Rollback with DirSync/ADFS in place

At our main site we are running at 2012R2 (forest/domain) functional level and we currently have migrated our mailboxes to Office 365 using an exchange hybrid configuration with ADFS and Dirsync. We ...
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File Sharing using Hyper-V Shared VHDX

Is file sharing by simply using Hyper-V Shared VHDX on CSV attached to two VMs possible ? I'm testing SVHDX in my environment and I can't get it working. We have setup failover cluster and CSV backed ...
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Copy/Paste for large file crashing Windows

I have a new Dell PowerEdge T320 server with 1 SSD non-RAID and 3 HDDs in RAID 5 all on one Perc H310 controller. RAM is 48 GB and I have Windows Server 2012 R2 Data Center installed on the SSD. I ...
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Folder redirection, show local file paths only, not server file path

I'm experiencing a problem with a Windows Server 2012 R2 network which has folder redirection configured. Today I have found a problem where it's possible for the user to see the full file path from ...
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What happens when DC cannot reach external time server?

We have a small Windows 2012 R2 domain with a single DC. The DC is advertising as a time server, and the clients are syncing just fine. The DC is getting its time from an external time server, and ...
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Routing for NAT and site-to-site VPN with RRAS

I'm trying to set up a split-tunnel site-to-site VPN using an RRAS server that is currently doing NAT. Right now, the NAT works: all clients are assigned an IP address in the 192.168.2.0/24 range, and ...
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Windows 2012 R2 RDS - can't change Connection Broker DNS round robin name via Powershell

I'm running into an issue when setting up a Windows 2012 R2 RDS Farm. I mistakenly set up my High Availability Connection Broker's DNS round robin name to something that didn't match my cert. I ...
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Unable to install WSUS to windows 2012 r2 server

This is on a VM in Hyper-V running under the Failover Cluster Manager. The VM in question has all updates applied to it. It is not a new server as it is also my Anti-Virus Administration Server. I ...
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Adding client computers to an active directory domain controller

After facing a hell of a problem with adding a client computer to a domain controller, i followed the answer i got on this site and used my server's IP address as the preferred DNS on the clients ...
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Deduplication Savings contradicts Size on disk delta

We have recently migrated to a new Windows 2012 R2 main file server. I decided to take advantage of the built in dedupe on our 20TB of shared files. It works extremely well (we went for a 120TB ...
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Un-cluster storage added to Windows Failover Cluster Manager

Forgive me if I'm mixing up terminology, I'm a DBA and trying to see if I can un-do my error here. Background: I was adding a 3rd DR site node to a Windows Server Failover Cluster to utilize AlwaysOn ...
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Essentials Role on Windows Server 2012 Standard R2 - cannot open dashboard on the client

I have a small business network with an existing Server 2008 R2 domain controller. In order to backup all the client machines with an experience something like windows home server I recently ...
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Virtual machines on a SAN and a failover cluster between two physical servers

Say I am setting up the following environment: -two physical servers each with Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter. -a SAN -a failover cluster between the two servers The physical servers won't be ...
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Remote Desktop Services stopped working after domain change

I had Remote Desktop Services (RD Session Host deployment) functioning properly on the Windows Server 2012 R2. The server had to be moved to another domain. That went well but now Remote Desktop ...
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Windows Server 2012R2 benchmark [duplicate]

i hope you can help me. I have got this task to "characterize" and benchmark performance on our new server setup we have at a hosting center. Basically it is 2 HP ProLiant DL380p Gen8, 3.00 GHz, ...
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an active directory domain controller could not be contacted

After creating an active directory domain controller i tried to add client computers to the domain i kept hitting a snag. The following error occurred when DNS was queried for the service location ...
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Hyper-V 2012 R2: VM thinks disks are thin-provisioned

We are using Hyper-V 2012 R2 on a Windows Server 2012 R2 host. We have several VMs with multiple volumes (VHDX) which we initially set up as thin-provisioned (dynamically expanding). Later on, we ...
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WDS PXE Server occasionally returning bad IP

We have a very complex network boot environment to keep traffic separated for our imaging networks, which process hundred of machines an hour. We use the WDS Server Selection menu tweak ...
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Is there a simple way to get performance information from a remote Windows 2012 R2 machine via HTTP?

I would like to keep an eye for performance and usage for a Windows 2012 R2 machine I have in AWS. The machine is visible (RDP) from the Internet, and I would like to be able to quickly see the Task ...
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GlassFish Configuration Failed

I just downloaded the installer and ran the typical one for glassFish 3.1, However I have tried 2 times now and have got the same error twice now any help would be greatly appreciated(I have searched ...
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Planning internal DNS

I am planning a new DNS names structure inside of our corporate network. We have external registered DNS name (e.g. example.com) and internal-only not existing name (e.g. exampleinternal.local). ...
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Server 2012 R2, disk quota vs user quota

I'm learning Windows Server configuration and I'm confused a little, because there are two (at least) apparently independent quota systems. First one should be enabled per drive in drive properties, ...
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JVM on Windows - paging and full GCs

We have a Java-based app (TeamCity, on Tomcat, on Java 1.7) running on Windows (Server 2012 R2). Java runs with a 6GB max heap size, and the system has 10GB of RAM. It is the only non-OS service ...
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open firewall ports on mssql for SCOM

Im trying to figure out, which ports i have to open on my MSSQL-Server to let the SCOM (System center operations manager) connect successfully. Ive tried: disable the domain network firewall -> SCOM ...
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Cannot log in to active directory

I am having a great trouble here. We are working on a research project in which we need SharePoint 2013. Therefore, we used a cloud environment and booted up three machines and installed Active ...
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HP Server ProLiant DL360 Gen9 vs IBM System x3850 X5 ==> Numa Processor group usage

The same C# executable programmed to run on every nodes have those different behavior: HP: Run on one node only (one processorGroup) (any one of the 2). Problem: it suppose to run on every nodes. ...
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Windows Server 2012: DHCP: Android Clients have no access to the internet

I am using a Windows Server 2012 R2 as Domain Controller, DHCP Server, DNS in my network. My Router is the gateway which is connected to the DSL modem. Some Clients (all android devices) and the ...
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Windows VPN Server on Amazon EC2 Instance

we are small software company. Our web/db servers were in different networks. Recently we decided to create small network on Amazon EC2 and move all those servers to EC2. I have created several ...
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Symptom - high cpu for termsvcs and everything is extremly slow - Win2k12 server running on open stack

Im setting up win2k12r2 server on openstack but after using the server for a little while it becomes unusable. It is barely possible to move a window (e.g. the resource monitor window). The cpu is ...
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Is it possible to set the processor affinity of a service, and persist this affinity across reboots?

Is there a setting that can be changed (or a reg key that can be added) to set the processor affinity of a service? I would want to set the affinity, and keep this setting across reboots (so manually ...
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WDS - Initial configuration using PowerShell

I am installing WDS on Windows server 2012 R2. I want to use PowerShell from start to finish. I can install the feature, but I cant't find a way to do the initial configuration from the shell. This ...
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Windows Server 2012 RD Licensing Issuing Multiple Temp Licenses Per Machine

I have just setup a Windows Server 2012 RDS environment with Per Device CALs. Looking at RD Licensing Manager it is handing out multiple temp CALS per machine and multiple permanent CALS per machine. ...
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AD Roaming Profiles via VPN not synchronizing

I want to create local Client-VMs (Windows 8.1) for our developers. These should connect to our VPN and login on our AD server (Windows Server 2012 R2). I'm using serverside profiles for this so that ...
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Remove Server Manager and Powershell icons from the Taskbar

Up until recently we have had two Windows Server 2003 Domain Controllers and five Windows Server 2003 Terminal Servers. I'm in the process of upgrading the network and have recently replaced the DC's ...